Electrical Technology

Program #37591

Students prepare for entry-level employment in numerous electrical and electrically related trades. Upon completion of the Electrical Technology program, the student will be able to install, maintain, and repair electrical equipment and systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. Students prepare for careers as Electricians, Electrician Trainees, Electrician’s Helper, Electrical Technician, and Electrical Repair Person.

Core Courses
ELET 175 Electrical Trades Mathematics I48
ELET 178 OSHA Standards for Construction32
ELET 205 Electrical Fundamentals I - Residential48
ELET 210 Electrical Laboratory Practices I36
ELET 176 Electrical Trades Mathematics II48
ELET 206 Electrical Fundamentals II - Commercial48
ELET 211 Electrical Laboratory Practices II36
ELET 180 Electrical Conduit Bending36
ELET 207 Electrical Fundamentals III - Industrial48
ELET 212 Electrical Laboratory Practices III36
Total Hours416
First Year
Fall TermHoursWinter TermHoursSpring TermHours
ELET 17548ELET 20548ELET 20648
ELET 17832ELET 21036ELET 21136
 ELET 17648ELET 18036
 80 132 120
Second Year
Fall TermHours  
ELET 20748  
ELET 21236  
 84  
Total Hours 416

ELET 175 48 Hours Electrical Trades Mathematics I

A study of mathematics used in the electrical and construction trades including topics such as arithmetic, fractions, decimals, percents, graphing, measurement, and an introduction to algebra. Textbook Required. (Apportionment)

ELET 176 48 Hours Electrical Trades Mathematics II

Prerequisite(s): ELET 175 Electrical Trades Mathematics I.

This course will present basic algebra and trigonometry and their application to the solution of practical problems in the electrical construction field with an emphasis on trigonometric solutions to alternating current electrical theory. (Apportionment)

ELET 178 32 Hours OSHA Standards for Construction

This course covers Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA construction standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Upon successful course completion, the student will receive an OSHA 30 Hour Construction Outreach Training Completion Card. (Apportionment)

ELET 180 36 Hours Electrical Conduit Bending

This course is a study of how to properly calculate, layout, and bend Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT) and Rigid Metal Conduit (RMC) per industry and National Electrical Code standards. This course utilizes both hand bending tools and the use of mechanical and machine type bending equipment. (Apportionment)

ELET 205 48 Hours Electrical Fundamentals I - Residential

Prerequisite(s): ELET 175 Electrical Trades Mathematics I.

Corequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with ELET 210 Electrical Laboratory Practices I.

This course introduces the student to the elements of basic direct current circuits and residential type construction with an emphasis on wiring principles and basic residential design. The student will perform a "hands on" design of a basic residential blueprint with all components in strict accordance with the requirements of the National Electrical Code. (Apportionment)

ELET 206 48 Hours Electrical Fundamentals II - Commercial

Prerequisite(s): ELET 205 Electrical Fundamentals I - Residential and ELET 176 Electrical Trades Mathematics II.

Corequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with ELET 211 - Electrical Laboratory Practices II.

Course provides an overview of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and its application to commercial wiring. Topics include commercial wiring, conduit systems, conductor types and applications, over-current protection, single and three distribution systems and equipment, grounding, and lighting sources in accordance with the NEC. (Apportionment)

ELET 207 48 Hours Electrical Fundamentals III - Industrial

Prerequisite(s): ELET 205 Electrical Fundamentals I - Residential and ELET 206 Electrical Fundamentals II - Commercial.

Corequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with ELET 212 - Electrical Laboratory Practices III.

Course provides an overview of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and its application to industrial wiring. Topics include industrial wiring, conduit systems, conductor types and applications, over-current protection, electrical motors, motor circuit conductors, motor control circuits, and industrial electrical power installations in accordance to the National Electrical Code. (Apportionment)

ELET 210 36 Hours Electrical Laboratory Practices I

Corequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with ELET 205 - Electrical Fundamentals I - Residential.

This course covers laboratory work associated with the fundamentals of DC electricity, electromagnetism, series, parallel and combination circuits, wiring practices, and hand tools. (Apportionment)

ELET 211 36 Hours Electrical Laboratory Practices II

Prerequisite(s): ELET 210 Electrical Laboratory Practices I.

Corequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with ELET 206 - Electrical Fundamentals II - Commercial.

This course includes lab work associated with the fundamentals of alternating current electricity. Alternating current principles, practices, and safe wiring with hand tools and instrumentation are included. (Apportionment)

ELET 212 36 Hours Electrical Laboratory Practices III

Prerequisite(s): ELET 211 Electrical Laboratory Practices II.

Corequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with ELET 207 - Electrical Fundamentals III - Industrial.

This course covers the theoretical and practical principles involving the control of alternating current motors with electromechanical and programmable logic controller (PLC) type equipment. Industry standard wiring practices and troubleshooting methods are covered. (Apportionment)